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Genes Associated with Resilience Against Brain Pathology Identified

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Researchers have discovered two genes, known as UNC5C and ENC1, that are associated with aging individuals having better memory and brain function than would be expected, given the amount of pathologies that accumulated in their brains.

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Popular iPhone App to Study Postpartum Depression Expands to New Countries, Modules and Android Version

The UNC School of Medicine today launched the Android version of PPD ACTTM, a mobile app-based study helping to further the understanding of why some women suffer from Postpartum Depression (PPD) and others do not – critical knowledge for researchers working to find more effective treatments.

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Analysis: Gender Differences in Depression Appear at Age 12

An analysis just published online has broken new ground by finding gender differences in both symptoms and diagnoses of depression appearing at age 12.

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Researchers Receive $12.7M to Improve Care for Traumatic Brain Injury Patients

Researchers at Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation and Baylor Scott & White Research Institute received a grant to participate in a nationwide study to improve post-acute care for patients who have suffered a traumatic brain injury.

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Bullies and Their Victims More Likely to Want Plastic Surgery

School bullies and their victims are more likely to want cosmetic surgery, according to new research by the University of Warwick. Professor Dieter Wolke - and colleagues in the Department of Psychology and Warwick Medical School - have discovered that teenagers who are affected by bullying in any way have a greater desire than others to change their bodies by going under the knife.

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National Mental-Health Survey Finds Widespread Ignorance, Stigma

Less than half of Americans can recognize anxiety. Most people don’t know what to do about depression even when they spot it. And nearly 8 in 10 don’t recognize prescription drug abuse as a treatable problem.

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#MSU Experts Can Discuss Mental Health Issues, From Depression to Drug Abuse

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Folate Receptor Overexpression Can Be Visualized in Real Time During Pituitary Adenoma Endoscopic Transsphenoidal Surgery

Winner of the Synthes Skull Base Award, John Y.K. Lee, MD, FAANS, presented his research, Folate Receptor Overexpression Can Be Visualized in Real Time During Pituitary Adenoma Endoscopic Transsphenoidal Surgery, during the 2017 American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) Annual Scientific Meeting

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Angiogenesis Plays a Critical Role in Group 3 Medulloblastoma Pathogenesis

Winner of the Columbia Softball Charity Award, Eric M. Thompson, MD, presented his research, Angiogenesis Plays a Critical Role in Group 3 Medulloblastoma Pathogenesis, during the 2017 American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) Annual Scientific Meeting.

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Could Parkinson’s Disease Start in the Gut?

Parkinson’s disease may start in the gut and spread to the brain via the vagus nerve, according to a study published in the April 26, 2017, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The vagus nerve extends from the brainstem to the abdomen and controls unconscious body processes like heart rate and food digestion.







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